Bees Outlast Rainiers In 10 Innings

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Tacoma, WA)  —  Francisco Arcia and Dustin Ackley drove in runs in the top of the 10th inning as the Bees outlasted the Rainiers 10-8 in Tacoma.Eric Young Junior, Rymer Liriano, and Jose Miguel Fernandez each homered for Salt Lake in the win.  Ralston Cash came away with the win as the Bees improved to 33-and-22.The series continues through Sunday. Robert Lovell Tags: Baseball/PCL/Salt Lake Bees June 1, 2018 /Sports News – Local Bees Outlast Rainiers In 10 Innings Written bylast_img read more

Soccer star Alex Morgan gives birth to a baby girl

first_img Written by May 9, 2020 /Sports News – National Soccer star Alex Morgan gives birth to a baby girl “She made us wait longer than expected, but I should have known she would do it her way and her way only. My super moon baby,” Morgan wrote.A cavalcade of her teammates, including Mallory Pugh, Abby Dahlkemper, Morgan Brian, Lindsey Horan, Sydney Leroux and Rose Lavelle, congratulated her on the baby in the comments. Baseball great Alex Rodriguez, basketball Hall of Famer Steve Nash and Olympic swimmer and two-time gold medalist Simone Manuel also got in on the congrats.Morgan, 30, and Carrasco, 31, married in 2014 and announced last year that they were expecting a baby girl. She told “Good Morning America” in February that “taking a step back from soccer” while pregnant was “a little different” for her, but added, “I am enjoying it.”“I hope that she’s born into a world that she can accomplish much bigger and better things that I’m ever capable of,” Morgan said.One issue that’s important to Morgan has been pay equity for women. She and her USWNT co-captain Megan Rapinoe told “Good Morning America” on May 4 that the team plans to appeal a federal judge’s decision to throw out their unequal pay claim in the more than $66 million lawsuit they filed against the United States Soccer Federation. The women’s national team won the World Cup in 2015 and 2019, and last won the Olympic gold in 2012. The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns until at least 2021.“This decision was out of left field for us. I think for both sides it was very unexpected,” Morgan said. “If anyone knows anything about the heart of this team, we are fighters and we will continue to fight together for this.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAlberto Rodriguez/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo BankBy: LESLEY MESSER AND HENDERSON HEWES, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Soccer star Alex Morgan is a mom.The U.S. women’s national team co-captain and her husband, soccer player Servando Carrasco, welcomed a daughter, Charlie Elena, on May 7.Morgan shared a photo of the new arrival on Instagram, saying she was born at 11:30 a.m. and weighed in at 8 pounds, 5 ounces. At 1130am on May 7 weighing 8lbs5oz, Charlie Elena Carrasco made her grand entrance into the world. She made us wait longer than expected, but I should have known she would do it her way and her way only. My super moon baby.A post shared by Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) on May 9, 2020 at 11:24am PDT View this post on Instagram Beau Lundlast_img read more

Planning consent rejected for UK Oil & Gas’ Loxley gas appraisal project

first_img Planning consent has been refused for the Loxley gas appraisal project onshore UK. (Credit: Terry McGraw from Pixabay) The Surrey County Council (SCC) in the UK has rejected planning consent for the UK Oil & Gas’ Loxley-1/1z Portland gas appraisal project.Located within the company’s 100% owned licence PEDL234, the Loxley-1 project aims to appraise the significant Portland gas accumulation that was discovered and flow tested 8km to the west by Conoco’s 1982 Godley Bridge-1 well.The latest decision, however, is contrary to the Council officers’ report, which recommended approval citing that as all issues with regards to planning, environmental and highways having been resolved.UK Oil & Gas said that the SCC’s decision ignores the major role domestic natural gas plays in the government’s stated low-carbon hydrogen policy.In a press statement, the company said: “Low carbon hydrogen is a key element of government infrastructure strategy and is vital to help achieve net zero and underpin the UK’s recovery from record Covid-19 induced debt levels.”UK Oil & Gas seeks to appeal against SCC’s decisionUpon carefully considering its position, the company is contemplating to file an appeal claiming that the SCC’s decision is unreasonable on the evidence presented and the positive recommendation of the Council officers.In September this year, UK Oil & Gas confirmed the presence of significant gas resource at the Loxley gas project.As per the Xodus Group’s report estimates, the area of the Loxley Portland gas discovery contains a significant mean case gross gas initially in place (GIIP) of 49 billion cubic feet (bcf).Subject to the grant of planning consent for the appraisal and long-term testing programme as well as Covid-19 permitting, the company planned to drill the Loxley-1 well in second-half of next year. The Loxley-1 project aims to appraise the significant Portland gas accumulation that was discovered and flow tested last_img read more

HMS Iron Duke Heads for Six-Month Deployment

View post tag: HMS Iron Duke Share this article HMS Iron Duke Heads for Six-Month Deployment Training & Education January 12, 2016 Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Iron Duke Heads for Six-Month Deployment View post tag: Royal Navy HMS Iron Duke sailed yesterday for a six-month deployment to Northern Europe.The Type 23 frigate will work with a multinational NATO task group, taking part in exercises and operations.The ships will be permanently available to NATO to perform tasks as required and conduct diplomatic visits to various countries in the region.They will form Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 which provides a continuous maritime capability both in peacetime and periods of crisis and conflicts.Iron Duke’s role includes protecting UK interests, developing working relationships with NATO and promoting the nation’s capabilities abroad.Her Commanding Officer, Commander Ben Aldous, said: “We have been preparing for this deployment throughout 2015 with a great deal of effort making sure we have a ship and crew that is ready for the task.“This has included a number of equipment upgrades, making Iron Duke one of the most capable ships in the fleet.“The ship’s company has put in a huge amount of effort during our pre-deployment training.“I am very proud of my team for what they have achieved and am looking forward to the deployment.”Many of the 180 ship’s company have not deployed overseas before, including 30-year-old Engineering Technician Owen Goodridge, a weapon engineer from Portsmouth.“I joined HMS Iron Duke straight from my professional engineering training.“I’m very much looking forward to operating with NATO and getting the opportunity to see some new places,” he said. read more

Custodian-2nd shift

first_imgEssential Personnel are required to report to or remain at work ifinstructed to do so if contacted directly by the supervisor (orhis/her designee), the Principal or a member of the Principal’sStaff (Leadership Team).Key AccountabilitiesDusts surfaces.Sweeps, mops, vacuums, and cleans and shampoosfloors/carpets.Strips, washes, and buffs floor areas.Replaces light bulbs.Washes walls, glass partitions, and assessable windows (insideand out).Cleans toilets, bathrooms, and common areas.Observes building mechanical equipment and reportsrepairs/failures to lead person.Uses work order system to report deficiencies and follow up onopen orders.Makes minor repairs to fixtures and furnishings with simplehand tools.Moves furniture and performs special moving assignments.Locks/unlocks public buildings as required.Removes rubbish and cleans containers.Operates power cleaning equipment such as polishing machinesand wet/dry vacuums.Cleans entrances, shovels snow, and performs general yard careto maintain appearance of entrances.Requisitions and receives supplies.Assists in loading and unloading trucks.Maintains equipment including changing filters, checking safetyand cleanliness of machines.Maintains good communications with dorm or departments headsand brings issues to leads.Degree of Independent Action PerformedIncumbent works under the guidance of the Lead Custodian and SeniorManager of Events and Services, but is expected to work with a highlevel of independence and autonomy, and exercise a high degree ofinitiative, influence, and judgment in decisions impacting staffand department operations.Expected to solve problems or address issues that require immediateattention.Direct/Indirect ReportsNoneInternal & External ContactsFrequent contact with students, Dean of Students office, PEAadministrative and academic offices, faculty, coaches, and staff.External contacts may include parents, outside organizations,visitors and local community neighbors.Position RequirementsEducation Ability to work independently and achieve high results withminimal supervision.Ability to operate commercial floor care equipment and climbladders.Respect for diversity of identities and experiences, anorientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency inall aspects of Academy life.Knowledge of commercial cleaning methods, materials, andequipment.Ability to perform duties using medium to heavy physicalexertion on regularly recurring basis.Ability to learn and apply new skills and techniques.Maintain updated knowledge of the schedules, procedures and useof equipment and supplies used in custodial work.Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop andmaintain collegial relationships.Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills.Demonstrated ability to work with students by building trustand credibility.Excellent analytical and problem solving skills as well as astrong customer focus.A strict adherence to confidential policies is required. Ensures that the assigned buildings and surrounding areas providecomfort, safety and a homelike atmosphere through effectivecleanliness, sanitation, and maintenance.This position is considered “Essential Personnel” in theevent that: Possess basic computer skills. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingersrather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example using akeyboard.Communication skills using the spoken and written word.Ability to see with normal parameters.Ability to use a visual display terminal with continuous wristmovement on a keyboard.Ability to hear within normal range. Previous custodial experience preferred.Experience working with adolescents in an educational settingis preferred. Willingness and ability to learn additional applications asneeded.High degree of organizational skills with the ability to beflexible and multi-task with accuracy.Ability to follow verbal and written directions, maintain aprofessional demeanor and restraint at all times, includingstressful situations.Physical RequirementsThe physical demands described here are representative of thosethat must be met by an employee to successfully perform theessential functions of this job. Experience High school diploma or GED preferred. Physical demands are in excess of those for sedentary work andwill require the ability to remain standing for extended periods oftime, go up and down flights of steps, lift and push heavy objectsas well as stoop, squat, bend, kneel, crouch, and lift.Ability to lift and transport a minimum of 50lbs withoutassistance. an emergency occurs on the PEA Campus or in the vicinity thatwould impact PEA;inclement weather forces the closing of campus or;other emergency events deemed appropriate. Ability to withstand exposure to inclement weather (rain, snow,sleet, freezing temperatures, etc.)Additional RequirementsSuccessfully complete a criminal background check (reviewedevery 5 years).Clean Driving record (reviewed annually).Must consistently wear assigned uniform and equipment andadhere to the appearance guidelines. Skills & Knowledgelast_img read more

Referendum due on NUS affiliation

first_imgThus far, OUSU has voted to remain affiliated with NUS every year since at least 2006. However, Rutland maintained, “Disaffiliating from NUS would cost Oxford students money, it would isolate us and it would remove our opportunity to shape national policy and campaigns. After students were betrayed at the last general election, it is more important than ever that we come together to fight for our interests – especially in the run-up to the 2015 General Election, where we need to be following up on the broken tuition fees pledge and get policy that champions students in party manifestos”.  An all-student referendum on OUSU’s affiliation with the NUS will be held in Trinity Term, it has been announced. Last year, OUSU Council voted to continue its affiliation with NUS on the condition that an all-student referendum would be held on the matter the following year. Typically, OUSU Council votes on its membership of NUS every Trinity Term.The referendum, which is scheduled to be held in 4th week of Trinity Term, will ask the following question: “OUSU is currently affiliated to the National Union of Students (NUS). Should it continue to be affiliated: yes or no?”A motion to cancel the referendum in favour of a ‘Special Council’, in which JCRs would have mandated representatives to vote on the matter on their behalf, was defeated at OUSU Council in 7th week of Hilary Term, paving the way for the referendum. Proponents of a Special Council had argued that given historically-low OUSU referendum turnouts, it would have been more democratic for the debate to take place in common rooms. However, OUSU Council decided that because opting for a Special Council would exclude members of disaffiliated JCRs from voting, holding a referendum was the preferable option.Nominations for the leaders of the ‘yes’ and ‘no’ campaigns will open on the first day of 0th week (27th April). Husts and elections for campaign leaders will subsequently take place at briefing meetings on 4th May in the OUSU buildings.OUSU President Tom Rutland has said that he will be supporting the ‘yes’ campaign. Rutland told Cherwell, “I will be campaigning for OUSU to remain part of NUS. I strongly believe that Oxford students benefit by being a part of a national union. With a seat at the table, we can influence NUS policy and ensure that we have a national union that is fighting for students’ interests. Oxford students have access to the NUS Extra Card, which nearly 2000 students currently take advantage of, saving them a tonne of money over the course of their degrees. If we disaffiliate, none of our students will be eligible to have an NUS Extra Card”.However, OUSU NUS Delegate Jack J Matthews has said that he will be opposing re-affiliation. Matthews said, “For three years I have worked tirelessly to reform the NUS into an open organisation that actually works for students. What I have encountered is a body that has no interest in change, and that seeks to preserve the cosy arrangement of the status quo, to the detriment of its members”.Matthews, a former OUCA President, continued, “The time has come for change. We’ve tried to reform from within, but they wouldn’t listen. It’s time for us to stop wasting tens if thousands of pounds within an organisation that simply doesn’t care about our views. I believe in Oxford, and I believe in the strength of our Student Union – that’s why I will be voting ‘no’ to NUS this Trinity Term”.last_img read more

Governor Holcomb Schedule for Week of Feb. 5, 2017

first_imgWhere: Indiana Government CenterConference Room B302 W. Washington StreetIndianapolis, IN 46204 Host: OneZone Commerce When: 12 to 2:30 p.m. EST, with opening comments by Governor Holcomb at 12 p.m. INDIANAPOLIS – Below find Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb’s public schedule for the week of February 5, 2017.Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 *This event is open to the public and media. *This event is for registered attendees only. Media are welcome. Friday, February 10, 2017 What: State Workforce Innovation Council Meeting Saturday, February 11, 2017 *This event is open to the public and media.center_img Where: Conner Prairie13400 Allisonville RoadFishers, IN 46038 Where: 2200 Madison SquareAnderson, IN 46011 When: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. EST. Panel with Governor Holcomb at 8:15 a.m. Host: Bridges of Hope When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST, with remarks by Governor at 10 a.m. What: Ribbon cutting and open house for Bridges of Hope, a clinical substance use treatment facility What: Hamilton County Business Issues Committee Legislative Breakfast FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Gluten-free firms make inroads into foodservice

first_imgGluten-free bakery manufacturers are tipping foodservice as the next big market for their products as consumers search out restaurants, cafés and hotels that offer ’free from’ menu options.Gluten-free brands, such as Livwell, Genius and Dietary Specials (DS), are making initial moves beyond retail into the foodservice market in response to the growing demand.According to DS research, 44% of people living with coeliac disease have given up eating out after struggling to find places that could cater for their needs. Meanwhile, tourism and hospitality website reported seeing an 85% increase in people searching for gluten-free restaurants on its site last month compared to the month before.DS launched a gluten-free foodservice range last month, including rolls, bread, biscuits, sausage rolls and multi-purpose flour mix. Retail brand manager Michelle Shinn said: “Our heritage is in supermarkets, but we see foodservice as the next big opportunity for gluten-free. We receive a huge number of enquiries from our customers each month, who struggle to find gluten-free foods when they eat out.”At United Central Bakeries, which manufactures the Genius gluten-free bread, managing director Paddy Cronin described the foodservice market as “an area with massive potential”.The company’s bread is used by Starbucks in a gluten-free sandwich and has been listed by Brakes. Genius’ sister gluten-free brand Livwell has also launched a foodservice range of rolls, breads and muffins.”There is a great opportunity for a restaurant chain to launch a range of gluten-free options on its menu and really shout about it,” he said. “It’s already happening in the US, where some operators have had some really big wins.”>>Get fresh>>Mrs Crimble’s ramps up gluten-free exportslast_img read more

Holcomb not anxious to sign bill that modifies his emergency powers

first_img Twitter Holcomb not anxious to sign bill that modifies his emergency powers By Network Indiana – January 10, 2021 2 253 WhatsApp Google+ IndianaLocalNews Pinterest Facebook Twitter Facebook Pinterest (Photo supplied/State Of Indiana) Governor Holcomb’s not signing on just yet to a bill that would modify his emergency powers.Holcomb says he and legislative leaders have the same goal of keeping legislators in the loop. He says it’s important for a governor to have their input, and to be able to give them the rationale for the actions he takes. But he says the existing law works, and says any changes mustn’t interfere with the ability to respond quickly to an emergency. He says that’ll come down to specific wording on issues like how and how often legislators need to convene, and what happens once they do.Holcomb says he’s not sure summaries of the bill match what he and leaders have discussed. House Majority Leader Matt Lehman’s (R-Berne) bill would require the legislature to come into session for any emergency lasting longer than a month. The bill doesn’t require legislators to vote yes or no on continuing the declaration, but seeks to avoid a situation like last year, when the coronavirus pandemic hit Indiana days after legislators adjourned for eight months.But while Lehman’s bill would require a governor to call a special session if legislators weren’t already meeting, a separate bill authored by Representative Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton) would allow a majority of the House and Senate, with approval from the House speaker and Senate president pro tem, to call the legislature into session. Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleUPDATE: Silver Alert cancelled for man reported missing in South BendNext articleCrews battle fire at Summer Place Apartments in Granger Network Indianalast_img read more

Moving beyond the scientific nudge

first_imgFor decades, cognitive psychologists have sought to understand how the brain works and in recent years have outlined a number of theories — from implicit biases to the psychology of scarcity and tribalism — to explain how that influences our behavior.But some researchers now suggest that those theories, while providing valuable insight, only capture a portion of a more complex picture.In a study published recently in Nature Human Behavior, Michèle Lamont, the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies, professor of sociology and of African and African American Studies, and director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, argues that to capture a fuller picture of human behavior, a new approach is needed, one that bridges the space between sociology and cognitive psychology.“Our idea was to try to create a dialogue between those two approaches,” Lamont said. “The hope is that will be fruitful in encouraging people to think more broadly … about what factors enable and influence human behavior.”To do that, Lamont and graduate students Laura Adler, Bo Yun Park, and Xin Xiang examined three popular streams of research on human behavior — studies using the implicit-association test, scarcity theory, and the dual-process model of moral decision-making — and attempted to show how cultural forces played a role in each.“What my collaborators and I did [in this paper] was to show that … we make sense of the world using the cultural scripts we are exposed to at a much broader level,” Lamont said. “When you think of the American dream, that is a framework or a narrative to interpret your reality which is quite different from the kinds of national myths that exist in other contexts.“For instance, in the U.S., the tools that are made available to us to think about what defines a good life or what defines the worth of people center far more on the notion of economic success,” she added. “But when you compare the U.S. to another country like France, inductive research shows that conceptions of success and morality vary a lot … These available scripts affect the likelihood that people interpret reality in one way or another.”But measures like the implicit-association test, which uses the speed with which people connect images with things perceived as good or bad as a metric for hidden bias, fall short of capturing cultural backgrounds, Lamont said.“If you run this test using images of President Obama and President Reagan, it’s not necessarily the case that I push the button faster because I like Obama more,” she said. “The speed of the response is also influenced by the degree of familiarity I have with each. In fact, variations in speed might have nothing to do with my beliefs about Obama or Reagan, but instead result from the fact that images of Obama are far more salient than images of Reagan in my environment. So it might tell you about the salience of the image more than it tells you about your attitude toward the image.”The difference between salience (something being familiar) and evaluation (something being viewed as good or bad) becomes essential when researchers try to draw a connection between response times in the implicit-association test and social outcomes such as discrimination. Whether or not response times indicate an increased likelihood that the person will discriminate depends on the cultural repertoires used to evaluate people of different races, genders, or other characteristics.That’s not to suggest the tests have no place in understanding human behavior.“We’re simply warning that the test … does not distinguish between what is salient to the mind and what is culturally valued in the environment,” Lamont said. “To better interpret the results, we believe researchers need to take into consideration the prevailing cultural landscape (or repertoires) in which people are functioning, and that goes beyond what is between people’s ears.”Lamont, who is past president of the American Sociological Association, found similar issues with theories about both scarcity and morality.“Scarcity theory is the idea that, because of a lack of resources, low-income people are tunneling (or focusing their attention exclusively on the scarce resource) … which leads them to make errors of judgment that could be avoided,” she said. “But how people make sense of their world should be empirically documented.” To understand why someone who lacks money makes decisions that appear economically irrational, researchers need to understand how the person values different resources (time, money, family connection, social status) and how the person prioritizes competing demands for attention and resources.A group of researchers studying moral judgment suggested that two competing cognitive processes produce sometimes conflicting moral judgments: The slower, more deliberative process produces utilitarian moral judgments, and is often viewed as preferable to the deontological — or rule-based — morality that results from fast, intuitive processes. Lamont and her colleagues suggested a need to re-examine the cultural assumptions baked into this model in order to understand how people come to make different moral decisions.“We think the way this frames how people make moral decisions is not in line with how people think about morality in everyday life,” she said. “To capture the place of morality in people’s lives, we should focus less on hypothetical scenarios such as ‘trolley dilemmas’ than on understanding the cultural ideas that undergird people’s understandings of what it means to be a good mother or a good friend.”Lamont said that the paper is not intended to impugn the work of cognitive psychology but to open a dialogue between two fields that often approach similar questions from different angles.“This is more about raising awareness of the aspects in the environment which they tend to put in the background, and which we think should be in the foreground,” she said. “We want to factor in a broader causal chain that they have been thinking about, and that requires creating intellectual interfaces where we can discuss where their analysis stops and where other approaches begin.”last_img read more